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Tokyo’s Izakaya night bars guide!

Tokyo Food and Drink Vivianne Tran Vivianne Tran

Have you guys heard of Japan’s favourite hangout place, Izakaya? If this sounds foreign to you, allow me to explain what it is. Izakaya is a type of casual Japanese-style bar/pub (the midpoint between a bar and a restaurant), serving a range of Japanese alcoholic drinks and top-notch snacks to acc… Read More

Online Japanese Courses and Tours

Sydney Language Ying-Ying Lee Ying-Ying Lee

Being stuck at home has many people frustrated and bored. Without a doubt, COVID-19 affect many people's plans. However, instead of idling around, why not take full advantage of all the things offered online? From studying Japanese online to virtually exploring Japan, the possibilities are endless.… Read More

Jonathan Kellerman / Golf in Japan

Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

You might not have encountered anyone who actually has played golf in Japan. So how is Japan perceived as a ‘golfing destination’ from those experienced? We were lucky enough to have a chat with Jonathan- a South African golfer residing in Japan who has had numerous opportunities to hit the tee in … Read More

Discover Toyama Prefecture in 4 seasons

Toyama Discover Vivianne Tran Vivianne Tran

Japan has many places to discover beyond what you know. If you have travelled to Japan before and are looking for a new experience then look no further, Toyama Prefecture should be on your next stop! Toyama is home to various beautiful sights including their famous skiing and snowboarding spots. To… Read More

5 Reasons to go to Yamaguchi

yamaguchi Discover Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

With so much to see in Japan, you would be forgiven for not immediately thinking of Yamaguchi prefecture when planning your next Japan trip. Some travellers may not have even heard of Yamaguchi, which is located in the Chugoku region in the most Western area of Japan's main island. However, we're h… Read More

The Incredible Train Rides of Japan

Yamanashi Transport GJ Editor GJ Editor

We all know that Japan is very capable of going beyond our expectations of converting something into more unique and extraordinary. The Robot Restaurant, vending machines, digital art museums and Pachinko... and train rides! While Japan is famously known for its efficient and extensive railway netw… Read More

Unique Table Manners in Japan

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Every culture has its own table manner to follow and Japan is no exception. While Japanese will be generous and won’t be offended if you’re unable to conduct the correct table manners, it is always nice to understand and follow the common etiquettes to demonstrate your good manner and respect for t… Read More

Essential Japanese phrases for Japan Journey

Sydney Language GJ Editor GJ Editor

Tired of pointing and nodding? Here are some phrases to assist your trip to Japan! While the language barrier is still an issue in some areas, rest assured that you will be able to survive most of your journey (hopefully) and make your experience even better with the following. Please note, that yo… Read More

Pre-travel guide to Japan

Basics Brendan Vestergaard Brendan Vestergaard

Unfortunately, travelling in Japan is simply not feasible at this time. However, you can still plan for your epic adventure in Japan! Instead of binge-watching Netflix during these unprecedented events, why not plan your next trip to Japan. I get it. Planning holidays can often be time-consuming an… Read More

Travel YouTube Channels about JAPAN

Sydney Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Feeling bored from being home all the time due to the current pandemic? Yes -- I understand we are all feeling frustrated from the travel ban. Until it's lifted, we can start planning and booking our next trip to JAPAN (especially for those who have travelling as their hobbies... ugh). Well, it's n… Read More

Gunma Ski Tour

Gunma Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

Lovers of Japanese powder snow do not need to travel far from Tokyo. In fact, only two hours away from Japan’s capital metropolis lies mountainous Gunma Prefecture.  Located north of Tokyo, Gunma is a mountainous province dominated by the majestic Mikuni mountain range. Because of this, it is fam… Read More

TOYOOKA

Hyogo Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hot Spring Therapy that Heals Both the Body and Soul & Rejuvenate Your Body and Spirit in the Countryside of Japan Tucked away along Japan’s western coastline and surrounded by the natural beauty of the San’in Kaigan Geopark lies the city of Toyooka. Conveniently located only a few hours fro… Read More

SHIKOKU

Ehime Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Shikoku is an island of Japan, located to the southwest of Tokyo. Its name means four countries, and as the name suggests, it is made up of four prefectures; Tokushima, Kagawa, Kochi and Ehime. Shikoku came in the second one of the top Asian destination in Lonely Planet’s Best in the Asia Pacifi… Read More

FURANO

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

√  Full-service outdoor playground √  Lower humidity means even drier powder snow √  Authentic local culture and hospitality Winter guests visit the city of Furano for skiing and snowboarding, both locally and nearby at backcountry spots and other resorts around the Hokkaido Powder Belt. Small… Read More

SHIGA KOGEN

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Shiga Kogen √ Japan's biggest ski resort area √ Hot spring heaven √ Snow Monkeys AND Snow Monsters Shiga Kogen is the collection of one of Japan’s largest ski resorts and hiking spots, conveniently located within the Joshin-etsu Kogen National Park, in Nagano Prefecture. Shiga Kogen area h… Read More

TOKYO

Tokyo Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

The largest city in the world by population, Greater Tokyo sprawls as far as the eye can see from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku, towards the silhouette of Mount Fuji on the horizon. One of the most iconic of these skyscrapers is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building; designed to resemble a gi… Read More

TAISETSU

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Asahikawa City Great local resorts, after-ski entertainment and attractions Taisetsu* is a collection of magnificent mountains that form the central highlands of Hokkaido, and here you’ll find the largest national park in the country known as the Daisetsuzan National Park*. With mountains of … Read More

HAKUBA VALLEY

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

√ More than ten metres a season of the best powder you've never seen √ Amazing backcountry, hot springs and local dining and drinking √ International resort night life with great English tours and lessons Nine powder-rich resorts. One pass, a tap-and-go ticket gate system. The Hakuba Valley ju… Read More